English for International Students and Scholars (EISS) programs offer you the opportunity to work closely with dedicated ESOL teachers from across a wide range of disciplines. Our alumni describe their professors as "dedicated," "wonderful," and "passionate!"
Under the guidance of these exceptional teachers, you'll develop the English language skills required to achieve your professional, academic, and personal goals in your field. Class size is limited to enhance language learning, and instructors provide personal attention and encouragement.
Shena Driscoll Salvato earned her master's of education degree in second language education with a focus on teaching English to speakers of other languages. She also holds a master's equivalency from the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania and bachelor's degrees in special and elementary education.
Shena became excited about international travel and language learning when she studied abroad in Switzerland and Central Europe as a college sophomore. In 1999 she moved to Costa Rica, where she worked with English language learners and, consequently, learned Spanish.
Shena began teaching international students at SUNY Cortland in 2006 and now teaches future ESOL teachers there as a full-time lecturer. She has taught in the EISS program since 2012.